On special days like Birthdays, Christmas, New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, I try to push myself and lift something special. Yesterday was my 45th Birthday and I indeed pushed my limits.
Leg Swings and Stretching.
Squats - 3 sets/6 reps/bar, 2 sets/6 reps/135lbs, 225lbs/6 reps, 315lbs/1 rep, 365lbs/1 rep, 405lbs/1 rep, 440lbs/1 rep, 460lbs/1 rep.
None of the Squats were done with any belt, wraps, or straps. Although I was pleased with a completely raw 460lbs Squat I didn't feel it was enough.
Bench Press - 135lbs/12 reps, 225lbs/8 reps, 315lbs/1 rep, 365lbs/1 rep, 385lbs/1 rep, 385lbs/1 rep.
My first 385lbs I hit the rack on the accent. The second single was very well done. My Hand is feeling much better and my Squat power is getting much better.
Happy Birthday to Me!